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Columbus, Ohio – Nuvik USA, Inc., the manufacturer of Crocodile Cloth® industrial-strength disposable cleaning cloths, has announced plans to expand operations at its Gahanna, Ohio, facility, creating 43 new jobs and investing $1.2 million. Hiring for production, engineering, warehouse, administrative, sales and finance positions is set to begin mid-2021.
Nuvik plans to scale production, distribution and administration functions at its 930 Claycraft Road facility. The team in Gahanna currently manages the distribution of its products domestically, and this expansion will allow the company to establish manufacturing operations in the U.S. and dramatically increase its headcount and footprint. The company plans to put its investment toward facility improvements as well as machinery and equipment.
“Our Gahanna operations have been poised for growth for quite some time, and we look forward to expanding within the Region’s robust manufacturing sector,” said Nuvik USA President Jim Reid. “Strengthening our domestic manufacturing operations is absolutely critical for us to continue scaling our business. This facility and workforce expansion will reduce time-to-market to meet growing demand for our products.”
Founded in 2019, Nuvik currently has three fulltime employees at its Gahanna facility. The company will manufacture the entire Crocodile Cloth® line of industrial-strength disposable cleaning cloths at its expanded facility, including antibacterial surface wipes and the new Crocodile Cloth Power SCRUB. Nuvik will also manufacture private label surface wipes and offer contract manufacturing at the facility. Best known for its Crocodile Cloth® line, Nuvik offers a range of specialty cleaning cloths for home and work, including Antibacterial, Automotive, Paint, Grill, Outdoors and more.
“Nuvik has been a great business partner in Gahanna and we are thrilled that the company is continuing to grow in our community,” said City of Gahanna Mayor Laurie Jadwin. “Nuvik’s expansion into a wider range of business functions opens up employment opportunities locally, which we look forward to supporting with our strong pool of manufacturing and back office talent.”
Home to over 1,700 manufacturing establishments with nearly 90,000 employees, the Columbus Region represents the future of new manufacturing. The local manufacturing sector spans industries such as automotive, retail and consumer goods, boasting a highly skilled workforce available to meet companies’ hiring demands. Gahanna is located in Franklin County, which is home to an estimated 1,310,300 residents.
“Nuvik’s expansion in Gahanna speaks to the strength of Central Ohio’s manufacturing industry,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “The Region’s central location and transportation infrastructure have cultivated a business community of successful manufacturers, and we are excited that Nuvik has decided to operate its U.S. facility out of Ohio.”
About Nuvik USA
Nuvik USA is a manufacturer of industrial-strength disposable cleaning cloths and surface wipes. In addition to its well-known Crocodile Cloth® line, Nuvik offers a range of specialty cleaning cloths for home and work, including Antibacterial, Automotive, Paint, Grill, Outdoors and more. Nuvik’s Crocodile Cloth® disposable cleaning cloths are known for their extra-large size, durability and cleaning power. Learn more at crocodilecloth.com.
About City of Gahanna, Ohio
Named one of the ‘Best Hometowns’ by Ohio Magazine, Gahanna offers 750+ acres of parkland, vibrant neighborhoods, opportunities for business growth & more. Rich in heritage and diversity, Gahanna offers a friendly environment, unique historic attractions, high-quality restaurants and accommodations, eclectic shopping destinations and expansive green space. Only eight miles from downtown Columbus and minutes away from the Columbus International Airport, Gahanna is a choice location for business and leisure. With a strong emphasis on community, family and fun, Gahanna offers a wide variety of seasonal and special events.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
About One Columbus As the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, One Columbus’ mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires corporate, academic and public innovation throughout the Columbus Region. One Columbus expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the One Columbus team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.
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